'I've had a lot of fun teaching Winfried for a few years. I think he's a very friendly, patient and sociable teacher. What I really like about Winfried is that he can teach more than 'standard' accordion.
He teaches you how to play the accordion very well, but in addition he looks at what you need or wants to learn. He joins us and comes up with great ideas and solutions.
For example, I wanted to sing, but I don't have such a loud voice. He then helped me play the accordion in such a way that it was not too dominant, but beautifully accompanying.
Top teacher! I can highly recommend him!'
"Enthusiastic teacher, persistent too. Broad musical knowledge, very solid and above all a fine person!'
Winfried is the ideal accordion teacher for me. One of his great qualities is that he is able to adapt his teaching style to your needs.
He is at home in all music genres, patient and knows a lot about the background of music pieces. Overall I can highly recommend him!
Winfried is a friendly, creative, knowledgeable teacher.
I find accordion a difficult instrument, with two hands doing something different, but because of him I had fun in it.
Had to stop because of a broken wrist, but hope to pick it up again. And only with Winfried as a teacher!
'I took lessons at Winfried to take my first steps in the world of accordion. He taught me to quickly find the right chords and their handles, which made me move forward quickly. He teaches in a very pleasant way, tailored to the level of the student.'
'Winfried adapts seamlessly to my wishes, such as learning to accompany myself with singing but not wanting to read notes. I wanted it as simple as possible, only chords or with a simple countermelody. I went a little better thanks to the inspiring lessons. Among other things many fun Mariachi songs learned!
'Winfried has given me inspiring accordion lessons for years. He showed great creativity to help me with the musical and technical aspects of the playing accordion. The exercises and the many varieties of music he let me play were also stimulating.'
'Winfried is an inspiration, who can convey his enjoyment of music very well and take me to unexpected heights.'
In Amsterdam the best accordion teacher you can have!
I've been teaching accordion for almost two years. Winfried is totally open to whatever you want. I had indicated that I really like Baltic music and he has been looking for songs. He showed a lot of patience, because I thought it was quite complicated. In the end I stopped, but I still doubt very regularly whether I would start again. Who knows ... And then it will definitely be with Winfried.
About my accordion lessons at Winfried:
Very versatile. Fun and educational. For example, Polyphones Spielbuch 1 and 2 worked through, Modern Tanzrythmus: books that I would never have looked at myself but which were very fun to do. A few songs by Accordion Melancholique, Bert Aalbers, many Musette, Bretons and other folk music. And the Durgerdam by Jeroen Zijlstra, written by Winfried for accordion, and Erbarme Dich (but it wasn't Zijlstra's, I think), to name a few. So, highly recommended.